‘Victim’ Arrested in Car Theft

On August 4 the District Attorney filed the following charges on the suspects arrested in this case: Eric Walker: Felony 2nd Degree Robbery, Felony 2nd Degree Burglary, Felony Carjacking, Felony Possession of a dangerous weapon and Firearm Enhancements. Hassan Ameer Ford: Felony 2nd Degree Robbery, Felony Carjacking and Firearm Enhancements.

Both are scheduled to appear in court on August 5.

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Antioch Police have arrested Ford, who was the subject of the Amber Alert related to the robbery/kidnapping case. He has admitted his involvement in the robbery of the barber shop and feigning of his kidnapping, according to police.

Antioch Police served a search warrant on an apartment in the 3100 block of Lone Tree Way in Antioch and arrested 23-year-old Eric Lerone Walker, who has been identified as the gunman. During the search of the premises, the sawed-off shotgun believed to have been used in the robbery was located in a van, along with property stolen during the robbery.

Hassan Ameer Ford, 16, has been released by his captor after a car jacking at Al’s Barber Shop at 11 West 18th Street on Aug. 1 at 3:41 p.m. He has been in personal contact with family and friends since the incident, according to police.

Although police have not been able to speak to Ford personally, they said they are confident he has been released and is no longer under duress. As a result, an Amber Alert that had been in effect has been cancelled. In addition, the victim’s vehicle, a 2-door, black, 1996 GMC Yukon, has been located in Antioch and is currently being processed for evidence.

The incident began when a black male adult robbed Al’s Barber Shop at gunpoint, taking the owner’s wallet, car keys and Yukon. On his way out of the business the suspect grabbed Ford, who is an employee of the business, ordered him into the owner’s car and told him to drive. The suspect is described as 25 years old, 5-foot-7, 180 pounds, wearing a blue shirt, big pants, and a knitted cap. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 immediately or the Antioch Police Dispatch Center at (925) 778-2441.

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One Comment to “‘Victim’ Arrested in Car Theft”

  1. Martin Fernandez says:

    This was a put up job. The story stunk from the beginning.

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